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McLaren F1 CEO wants races in India & Southeast Asian countries

Zak even suggested that in the future, eight race locations could rotate as every-other-year events.

Speaking at a podcast, Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Racing, stated that Formula 1 could do without the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. "Could we bail on Monaco? We could. This sport is so strong," he said.

Also, commenting on a recent report about Liberty Media seeking additional funds from Monaco to keep it on the calendar beyond 2025, Zak Brown stated, "I’d be surprised if it didn’t stay on the calendar—but in a way, would it create a lot of noise in the short term? Yes. Would people move on and Formula 1 be as strong as ever? I think it would."

The McLaren CEO feels that there are plenty of other locations where Formula 1 could head to. Zak Brown even suggested Korea, India, Thailand and South Africa; among a few other countries where he would love to see F1 being held. He mentioned, "I’d love to see us in Korea. I’d love to see us in Thailand. We almost got into Vietnam. I’d love South Africa and some of these other territories so we can continue to expand our global footprint. India would be a great market to be in."

Zak even suggested that in the future, eight race locations could rotate as every-other-year events. This will help new locales to join the F1 calendar.

Source: Bloomberg

 
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